- Visit St Albans (County Town)
- Shopping in Berkhamsted
- Verulamium Park
- Lavender Fields in Hitchin
- Restaurant in Hoddesdon
Our first stop was to visit the county town of Hertfordshire, St Albans. Where better to start than with breakfast at the legendary Waffle House which is situated on the site of the old watermill in St Michaels Street, St Albans.
The Waffle House has a huge selection of both sweet and savoury snacks and we went for one of each with a Banoffee waffle and a Chilli Waffle to experience the best of both. All I can say that this place is highly recommended and well worth a visit wherever you are coming from across the UK.
The Waffle House website can be found at:-
We decided to walk over to the local park to eat our breakfast and so moved across into Verulamium Park which is almost directly opposite. The park has extensive grounds, lots of walks with a stream and lake that run throughout.
After spending an hour walking through the park we moved onto he historic town of Berkhamsted for some Shopping and more walking. Berkhamsted has the Grand Union Canal running through it and the High street is awash with up market boutique shops.
From here we moved onto the Lavender fields in Hitchin. This is highly recommended for all persons visiting the Hertfordshire area, Plenty of opportunities for photographs, lots of Lavender and Sunflowers on show as well. This venue has a real family feel about it and this is reflected in the demographic of young to old present.
After spending time walking through what seemed like miles of lavender fields and posing with the 8ft sunflowers we decided to make our way onto Panshanger park for a walk through the Forest. Our last stop in Hertfordshire was in Hoddesdon where we had pre booked an evening meal at Spark Bar & Kitchen, A highly rated Turkish restaurant situated on the High street in Hoddesdon town centre itself. The Restaurant itself has seating both inside and outside and an extensive menu. The meal here was a perfect way to finish what had been a fantastic day travelling around the County.
Our last task was to find a county sign for Hertfordshire, This was more difficult than anticipated and took around 30 minutes but was more fun than you would imagine. On to the next County………….